yeah, lets see I used I believe a 1 1/4 socket but get one below that just to be sure. Then you need to get a breaker bar or something like that. Also gloves or something to grab the nut that comes off because its going to get very hot. You'll need sockets and then I used a vice grip to hold the top of the shock as it spins whens you try to take it off. Thats about it for tools.
As for taking it off your going to need to take the top of the shock off, take the sway bar end links off and thats it. Just use your weight to push the arms down and the coil will come out. Don't forget some PB Blaster. Its a huge help.
1996 Ext. Cab 5 Speed
3.0L - 60,000 (rebuilt engine)
Warn Manual hubs
31' BFGoodrich A/Ts
2.5' Glasspack Exhaust
New Clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, & slave cylinder
2" lift spring